KCTCS Board votes to freeze tuition rate for 2021-22 | GCTC

KCTCS Board votes to freeze tuition rate for 2021-22

Published on Jun 11, 2021

Students and parents can breathe a little easier this fall because the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), including Gateway Community & Technical College, will not be raising tuition. 

At $179 per credit hour, KCTCS colleges already have the lowest tuition in the state, which saves families thousands of dollars. Out-of-state students from counties contiguous to Kentucky will continue to pay $358 per credit hour. All other out-of-state students will continue to pay $627 per credit hour.

“The pandemic has taken a toll on our students who’ve been affected in numerous ways, including job loss,” KCTCS Board Chair Gail Henson said. “The board wanted to help students, and we felt keeping our tuition at the same rate would help thousands of families.”

Many prospective students decided not to attend college during the pandemic and Gateway welcomes them to campus along with our current students. For students who prefer online learning or hybrid classes, those will be available as well. 

Whether students are seeking an associate degree or a short-term credential that can be earned in a few weeks, Gateway offers a wide variety of programs. Employers also are encouraged to learn about affordable customized training programs for incumbent employees offered through the Workforce Solutions team.

“To say I’m thrilled by the decision the KCTCS Board of Regents made today would be an understatement,” said Dr. Fernando Figueroa, Gateway president. “Our students will be able to start or continue their college careers without the worry of spending additional money on their journey to a better life.”

For more information on programs, financial aid or how to enroll, visit gateway.kctcs.edu.